The 11 youth who won a SASSY award lined up in two rows.

Celebrate youth who are making a difference in our community.

"Service Above Self" by Surrey Youth

The SASSY Awards showcase will be held on May 2 at the Surrey Arts Centre: 13750 - 88 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 3L1. Reserve your tickets now!

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We encourage all young leaders who are making a difference in their community to nominate themselves to be recognized. Or if you are an educator, parent, friend, or community member that knows a 15–21 year old that lives, works, or volunteers in Surrey or White Rock who is going above and beyond for their community, nominate them today!

Six awards will be presented in the categories of:

  • Arts & Culture Leadership
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Community Service
  • Youth Leadership
  • Environmental Leadership
  • Sports & Recreation Leadership

An award recipient is selected in each of the six categories. The recipient will receive $1500 and a donation of $500 will be made to a charity of their choice.

Two finalists are also selected in each category. The finalists will receive $500 and a donation of $250 will be made to the registered charity of their choice.

Proceeds from the SASSY Awards support Rotary youth programs like Interact and Rotaract, where youth from our community lead projects locally and globally to help make the world a better place.


2022 Award Recipients

Each award recipient received a $1,000 award, a $500 donation to a Registered Canadian Charity of their choice, and a SASSY trophy.

Arts & Culture Leadership

profile of jiye choi

Jiye Choi

As the president of the Arts Council, a leader and an artist, Jiye has strived to better her community through her involvement.  She collaborated on a school-wide art installation and organized a multi grade speed painting battle.


Community Service

profile of Alyssa Hai

Alyssa Hai

Alyssa is a swimming and volleyball coach and oversees major initiatives within her school.  She organized a video game tournament with funds supporting mental health.  


Overcoming Adversity

profile of jessica Buuck

Jessica Buuck

Jessica overcame personal challenges by bettering her community.  She volunteers at the library and at her elementary school.  Jessica loves to work with kids, instilling confidence and teaching them interpersonal skills.


Sports & Recreation Leadership

profile of desiree marno

Desiree Marno

Desiree is a teacher assistant for her dance studio where her passion for dance has led her to be a role model for young dancers.  She has taught young kids invaluable lessons on gaining confidence and learning how to socialize through her years of volunteering.


Youth Leadership

profile of juliana Manalo

Juliana Manalo

Juliana is extensively involved within her school and community.  She started a business club and is part of the Fuse Society and Youth Leaders in Law.





For more information, contact and check for updates on the Surrey Youth Resources or SASSY Awards pages.